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Briar Heart
TESV Briar Heart
Base Value:
Alchemical Effects
Restore Magicka Fortify Block
5 pts for 0 sec 2% for 60 sec
Paralysis Fortify Magicka
for 1 sec 4 pts for 60 sec
Source: Forsworn Briarheart
Form ID: 0003AD61
Main article: Ingredients (Skyrim)

Briar Heart is an ingredient in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. It can be used to make potions at an alchemy lab as part of Alchemy.


  • They can be looted or pickpocketed from Forsworn Briarhearts. If their Briar Heart is pickpocketed, they will immediately die and a hole will appear in their chest because the Briar Heart is what is used to substitute for a Human Heart in the ritual in which they are created.
  • One can be found inside Fellglow Keep (inside the first door on the left).
  • Two can be found in Japhet's Folly Towers, which is visited during the quest "Rise in the East", on the lower floor (on a wooden plate across from the door, past the room full of food).

In Forsworn Briarheart's Chest


Main article: Potions (Skyrim)

Restore Magicka Edit

Fortify Block Edit


Fortify Magicka Edit

* multiple effects


  • Briar hearts are given to the Forsworn Briarhearts by Hagravens, which makes them immensely stronger, although this makes them lose their own heart to the hags.
  • A briar heart is needed to repair the White Phial in the quest Repairing the Phial. For this reason, while the quest is active, any briar hearts that are collected will be counted as quest items and cannot be discarded, used to make potions, eaten or sold until the quest is completed.
  • When a briar heart is taken from the corpse of a Forsworn Briarheart, the body will disappear, then return, with the heart missing from the corpse. This happens very quickly and may not be noticed.
  • It is possible that design ideas for the briar heart were taken from Dragon fruit.
  • Despite the look of the heart, which is similar to the look of a blossom, there is no plant in the game containing these hearts.


This section contains bugs related to Briar Heart. Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:

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  2. Always try reloading an old save first, before asking for assistance.
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  • Sometimes, even after the completion of the quest Repairing the Phial, Briar Hearts will remain marked as quest essential, making removal from the inventory in any way impossible. This was fixed in Skyrim patch 1.4
  • After their Briar Heart has been pickpocketed, the Forsworn Briar Heart may send hired thugs after the culprit.
  • There's a rare bug where after being sent to jail with a briar heart in their inventory, after being released there will be hundreds of hearts in the Dragonborn's inventory which could make them over-encumbered.
  • Briar Hearts may become tagged as quest items even after patch 1.4 (possibly due to having Dragonborn loaded). While they cannot be dropped, stored or used in making potions, all but one can be eaten.
  • Eating fourteen Briar Hearts will make the Dragonborn "use" an elder scroll, even if they do not have one in their inventory.


Start a Discussion Discussions about Briar Heart

  • Briar-Heart?

    41 messages
    • Without delving into complicated definitions out of either advanced or kindergarden science books, the simple definition of "fruit" is "the p...
    • I can see this has alot to do with skyrim.
  • Briar Hearts Skyrim

    10 messages
    • This had JUST reminded me a VERY long time ago, when this happened to me. I think they patched this or something because i always have a ...
    • Well even after patch 1.4 you can still get that bug where 1 briar heart is a quest item for white phail quest, which i have 1.9 installed on ...

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